Evaluating the use of pelleted composted bio solids to repel deer from soybean
Sustainable Production
Field management Nutrient managementSoil healthTillageYield trials
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This is the first year of this project.
Lead Principal Investigator:
James Lewis Jr, University of Maryland
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Brief Project Summary:

Soybean growers in Maryland are experiencing significant crop damage due to deer. Deer populations are increasing and causing increasing corn and soybean yield losses. It is widely known that deer have an excellent sense of smell and are sensitive to human odors. Based on these facts, the researcher will conduct a field test to evaluate the use of pelleted biosolids to repel deer from soybean fields. The study will address the questions of whether pelleted composed biosolids repel deer, the minimum rate that can be used, and how long will the pelleted composed biosolid effects last?

Unique Keywords:
#crop management systems, #deer damage, #soybean on-farm studies
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